Buying a Ventilation System for Jewelers, con’d

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!

Solderpure Hood

Part II
by Tamra Gentry

The SolderPure for Soldering Fumes

I ended up purchasing a second system, the SolderPure, for soldering. The SolderPure is manufactured by Quatro Air Technologies, and has a three-stage carbon filter designed to capture both particles as well as “toxic and nuisance gases.”

There is no way that my Van-I-Vac can cover both my bench and soldering station given the way my studio is arranged. Perhaps I could have purchased the dual-station Van-I-Vac Voyager, but the limited intake mounting options would have made for an awkward arrangement at my soldering station.

I like the way the flexible intake hose can be mounted directly above the spot on my station where I actually solder. I keep the large, clear plastic collar at the end of the hose directly between me and the fume source.

I purchased mine from Rio Grande for a little over $1000. As with the Van-I-Vac, when to change the filter depends on usage; however, filters should be changed at least once yearly.

Click here to visit the Quatro Air site.

Did I Really Need Two Systems?

When I initially considered these purchases, the two most important factors I took into consideration were my own health as an asthmatic, and the health of my unborn child should I ever become pregnant.

One system may be fine for most, but I chose two, and I feel better knowing that I have the two different systems to handle two different jobs for me. I also liked the ease with which I could recover my metal dust through the Van-I-Vac.

The only drawback is that though they both claim to be “extremely” quiet, they are not. Otherwise, I would very highly recommend either product to people considering purchasing them.

*********

Thanks for the guest blog post Tamra!

~Elaine

Check out Tamra’s sites:

Blog

Site

Etsy Shop

Solderpure Housing

Share or bookmark below:
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Ma.gnolia
  • Digg
  • Spurl
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Furl

One Response to “Buying a Ventilation System for Jewelers, con’d”

  1. Tamra on 08 Feb 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Elaine,

    Thanks for the feature spot! It looks great!

    Of course you should be prepping to do a PMC guest post for my blog… hehe. ;-)

    Tamra

Trackback this Post | Feed on comments to this Post

Leave your Comment

Home